Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out," which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today's GrouponLive deal: for $7, you get one ticket to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), presented by Baggy Pants Theater at the JCC of Greater Orlando in Maitland (a $15 value). All seating is general admission. Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 8, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m.
During The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), a trio of buoyant comedic actors compresses 37 of English literature's finest works into two energetic acts totaling 90 minutes. Audiences giggle as the first act sweeps through the Bard's canon, skewering weepy tragedies by depicting Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and Othello as a rap. The troupe also cavorts through the fairy-filled A Midsummer Night's Dream, the exotic The Tempest, and the identity-crossing As You Like It, the source material for famous quotes such as "all the world's a stage," "too much of a good thing," and "hasta la vista, baby." After virtually every Shakespearean play and sonnet is covered, the actors devote the entire second act to performing Hamlet. The sidesplitting trio storms through several renditions of the tragic masterpiece, reciting it backwards, at different speeds, and in audience members' cars on the way home.